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Interested in working for a German organization and one day possibly working in Deutschland? To celebrate the Year of Germany at UWRF, each month a new German organization will be featured. Click on the links to learn more about the organization, positions currently hiring for, and locations you could work at!

 Random House-Bertelsmann Logo


Its not-so-random acts of publishing have transformed Random House into the world's largest trade book publisher. The book publishing subsidiary of media giant Bertelsmann, Random House operates its eponymous imprint and some 200 others such as Alfred A. Knopf, Ballantine, Bantam, Dell, and Doubleday. Its top-sellers include Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, and its stable of authors includes Elmore Leonard, Toni Morrison, and Dr. Seuss. In addition, the company publishes Fodor's popular travel books, audio products, and electronic books. Outside the US, Random House oversees publishers such as McClelland & Stewart (Canada) and Plaza & JanÚs (Spain). In 2012 it announced plans to combine with The Penguin Group.

Random House has long been committed to publishing the best literature by writers both in the U.S. and abroad (in 18 additional countries). 

Employees: 5,264
Locations: California, Indiana, and New York

Career Opportunities:link Internships, entry level and professional positions

Position Types Related to UWRF Majors:

  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Business Development
  • Editorial
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Process & Product Management
  • Communication
  • Sales

 Aldi logo


The Aldi Nord group currently consists of 35 independent regional branches with approximately 2,500 stores. Aldi Süd is made up of 31 companies with 1,600 stores.The Aldi group operates over 8,000 stores worldwide. A store opens roughly every week in Britain alone. Aldi operates in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Denmark, and Portugal, and also operates the Trader Joe's supermarket chain in the United States.

Locations: Aldi is located in over 17 countries

Career opportunitieslink: Interns, entry level and professional positions

Position Types Related to UWRF Majors:

  • Management
  • Sales
  • Accounting / Finance

 Deutsche Bank Logo


Deutsche Bank AG is one of the top financial groups in the world and the largest bank in Germany, where it operates about 2,000 retail branch locations. It has another 1,000 branches in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific Rim, and Africa. Deutsche Bank operates through three primary segments: Corporate and Investment Bank, Corporate Investments, and Private Clients and Asset Management. Its massive and far-flung Deutsche Asset Management subsidiary, which includes US-based companies Deutsche Bank Securities, RREEF, and DWS Investments, serves private and institutional clients and has some E527 billion (some $690 billion) in assets under management.

Employees: 98,219
Locations: In over 70 countries

Career Opportunitieslink: Intern, entry level, and professional positions

Position Types Related to UWRF Majors:

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Marketing

 Boehringer Ingelheim Corp Logo


As the US headquarters of German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim, Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation oversees about half a dozen stateside subsidiaries that produce and sell drugs (both prescription and over-the-counter), animal health products, and chemicals for the US market. It sells its prescription and OTC products through its largest unit Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, the firm's Roxane Laboratories makes generic drugs and its Ben Venue Laboratories is a contract pharmaceutical manufacturer and provides drug development services to other pharmaceutical companies.

Employees: 6,493
Locations: U.S. (California, Ohio, Connecticut, Montana, Virginia), Germany

Career Opportunities:link Interns, entry level and professional opportunities

Position Types Related to UWRF Majors:

  • Accounting / Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Biology / Chemistry / Research
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing Communications
  • Sales



Any overview of our company has to start with a look at our 2,600+ store locations and the 10,000+ people who operate them. After all, when our customers think of Fastenal, they don't think of some remote corporation; they think of the local "Blue Team" that serves them on a daily basis.Backed by our global sourcing, quality, and logistics operations, each store is a local, one-stop source for a spectrum of OEM, MRO and Construction supplies.  That includes a broad core inventory of commonly used products, as well as items that are custom-stocked to meet individual customers' needs.  (Because it's on our local shelves, it doesn't have to be on theirs.)Working within our decentralized environment, store personnel take a flexible approach to support local customers – sourcing products, making emergency deliveries, managing a lean flow of inventory to points of use, and leveraging our services, solutions and specialists to drive continual business improvements.Local product and local people: these are the cornerstones of our value proposition.  So when you hear us talk about our thousands of stores, remember that we're not talking about how big we are; we're talking about how local we are.  And that's what Fastenal is all about – using our corporate resources to be the best local supplier in every market we serve.

Employees: 15,145
Locations: Winona, MN, Hudson, WI, Germany

Career Opportunitieslink: Intern, entry level, and professional positions

Position Types Related to UWRF Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Product Development

 GEA logo


GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers of process technology and components for the food and energy industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on sophisticated production processes.

In 2012, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 5.7 billion, 70 percent of which came from the food and energy sectors, which are long-term growth industries.The group employed about 24,750 people worldwide as of June 30, 2013. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas.

The company is listed in the MDAX index (G1A, WKN 660200). In addition GEA Group has a sponsored level I ADR program in the USA.

Employees: 24,750
Locations: Hudson, WI, Worldwide

Career Opportunitieslink: Professional positions

Position Types Related to UWRF Majors:

  • Engineer (Design, Project)
  • Business / Finance


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BASF is the world's leading chemical company – The Chemical Company.With more than 110,000 employees, six Verbund sites and approximately 380 additional production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world. 

In 2012, BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion and income before special items of approximately €6.6 billion. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. 

Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose:We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

Employees: 113,262
Locations: Inver Grove Heights, Eagan, MN, Worldwide

Career Opportunitieslink: Entry level and professional positions

Position Types Related to UWRF Majors:

  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Plant Science
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Research



Tim Barnett

2007 UWRF Alum
Majors: Biotechnology
Minors: Outdoor Education, Biology, Chemistry
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Grace Coggio

Grace Coggio

Faculty Member - Communication Studies
Years in Germany: 3
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